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Manihot palmata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Crotonoideae
Tribe: Manihoteae
Genus: Manihot

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Hotnima A.Chev.
Janipha Kunth
Mandioca Link
Manihotoides D.J.Rogers & Appan[1]

Manihot is a genus of about 100 species[2] in the diverse milkspurge family, Euphorbiaceae. Species of Manihot are monecious trees, shrubs and a few herbs that are native to the Americas, from Arizona in the United States south to Argentina. The best known member of this genus is the widely-cultivated cassava (Manihot esculenta).[3]

Manihot species are used as food plants by the larvae of some species of Lepidoptera including Endoclita sericeus and Hypercompe hambletoni.

Selected species[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Genus: Manihot Mill.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2004-03-31. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  2. ^ Rodgers, D.J. & S.A Ganapthi. 1917. Manihot and Manihotaides (Euphorbiaceae). Flora Neotropica, Monograph No. 13.
  3. ^ Second, G; C. Iglesias (2001). "Chapter 11: The State of the Use of Cassava Genetic Diversity and a Proposal to Enhance it". In H. David Cooper, Charlie Spillane. Broadening the Genetic Base of Crop Production. CABI. pp. 202–203. ISBN 978-0-85199-411-6. 
  4. ^ "Manihot". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  5. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Manihot". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 

External links[edit]

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